General Interest

  • Young Quills Awards 2010

    5th June 2011

    [Historical Fiction reviewed and nominated by young readers!]  The Historical Association announces the shortlist for the 2010 Young Quills Award. This  prize has two separate categories; Primary and  Secondary, although some books obviously fit into both categories. Books are selected for the shortlist by children reviewers in each category.In order to...

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  • The Barry Coward Memorial Fund

    3rd June 2011

    The Historical Association are starting a special fund in Barry Coward's name to support the Great Debate and, hopefully, to raise money to support adults returning to education. Barry was President of the HA from 2005 to 2008 seeing us through our Centenary Celebrations in 2006 and the first Great...

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  • A message from Jackie Eales

    23rd May 2011

    I am delighted to follow Professor Anne Curry as President of the Historical Association. Anne has been a tireless advocate for the HA during her term as President and we recently benefitted in Canterbury from one of her many visits to lecture to the local branches. I am also looking...

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  • Professor Barry Coward

    21st March 2011

    We are very sad to announce the death of Barry Coward, Emeritus Professor of History at Birkbeck, President of the Historical Association from 2005 to 2008 and a long term supporter of the HA nationally and locally with the Central London Branch. Barry was a greatly respected academic and The...

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  • The 1911 Census

    13th March 2011

    April 2011 is the centenary of the 1911 census, a vital resource for family. Gain free access to search the whole census and find transcribed details of your ancestors.

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  • Qualified History Teachers: A thing of the past?

    11th September 2010

    The Historical Association publishes a major survey into the state of history teaching in English secondary schools today and reports some very worrying trends. A significant number of teachers report serious concerns that history is disappearing in their schools, with senior managers assuming that the study of the past has...

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  • Big Global Society: unlocking social action on global issues

    2nd September 2010

    A national conference on Tuesday 2nd November 2010.Why the Big Global Society?The Coalition government has emphasised the importance of the Big Society, but it has focused primarily on local initiatives. To be a truly big society, and to meet the challenges of international poverty and climate change, we need to...

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  • My Name is Nero. Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010.

    20th July 2010

    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010. As part of this competition the winners were invited to have their stories published on the Historical Association website. In the best stories pupils deliberately drew upon the historical fiction writer's devices to write well. They had clearly been explicitly taught how to...

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  • Humanist Heritage

    6th June 2010

    Every June the British Humanist Association (BHA) holds an awareness week around International Humanist Day. This year's Humanist Week, 21-27 June, has the theme of Humanist Heritage. Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the BHA and a HA member says, 'From George Eliot to Aphra Behn, Viscount Morley to Bertrand Russell,...

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  • Black Saturday: Cuban Missile Crisis

    27th April 2010

    Saturday 27th October 1962 marked the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was the day on which a Soviet SAM missile battery shot down an American U-2 spyplane over the Island. Declared American policy in such an event was to retaliate by launching an attack on an least one SAM...

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